Poem: Requiem for Sylvia Plath—Luciana Frezza

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Requiem for Sylvia Plath —Luciana Frezza A requiem for you each time I lean over to detach a bit of spaghetti caught on the green battlefield of the kitchen stoneware, from the bright shooting pain to a sprig of parsley. A requiem for you while I struggle against the narrowness of the enclosure of my […]

Poem: Let Them Not Say—Jane Hirshfield

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As we celebrate Independence Day here in the US, we can keep in mind the work we’ve done, and the work still to be done, to make this truly the melting pot nation our textbooks said it is. Let Them Not Say —Jane Hirshfield Let them not say: we did not see it. We saw. […]

Poem: How Many Temptations I Pass Through—Patrizia Cavalli

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How Many Temptations I Pass Through —Patrizia Cavalli How many temptations I pass through crossing between the bedroom and the kitchen, between the kitchen and the toilet. A spot on the wall, a piece of paper fallen on the floor, a glass of water, a glance out the window, hi to the neighbor, a pat […]

Poem: Threshold—Maggie Smith

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(this one is done as a screenshot, because WordPress would *not* keep the spacing intact, and it’s an important part of the poem) Threshold ——Maggie Smith

Poem: Your Names—Zelda Schneurson Mishkovsky

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Your Names —Zelda Schneurson Mishkovsky Translated from the Hebrew by Marcia Lee Falk Each of us has a name given by God and given by our parents Each of us has a name given by our stature and our smile and given by what we wear Each of us has a name given by the […]

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